Check out Gov. Scott’s emotional statement in the wake of the murders of Deputy Taylor Lindsay and Sergeant Noel Ramirez in a town west of Gainesville.
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Condolences are coming in from all over the country after two deputies were ambushed in Gilchrist County. Two deputies were eating in a restaurant in Trenton, west of Gainesville yesterday afternoon when a man walked up to the window and shot them from outside the establishment. 30-year old Sergeant Noel Ramirez and 25-year old Deputy Taylor Lindsay died at the scene. The suspect was identified as 59-year old John Hubert Highnote who was found dead nearby. Gilchrist County Sheriff's officials say an investigation continues with no apparent motive. Among those expressing their sympathy and support are President Trump, Governor Rick Scott and members of law enforcement from around the nation. Ramirez was a seven year veteran who was recently promoted to sergeant and leaves behind a wife and two children. Lindsay had been with the Sheriff's Office for three years.
Governor Rick Scott: “My wife, Ann, and I are heartbroken by the loss of two law enforcement officers in Trenton. I have spoken with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and committed all available state resources they may need. I have also been briefed by FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen who has officers on the scene. It is true evil for anyone to hurt a law enforcement officer, and in Florida, we have zero tolerance for violence, especially against the police. Tonight, I ask every Floridian to honor these law enforcement officers, their brothers and sisters in uniform and their families. May God bless those who work to keep our communities safe.”